Experiences Technical Program Manager
5 - 7 years experience • Software
At Oculus Research, we’re developing the applications that define the future of augmented reality. As an Experiences Technical Program Manager, your job will be figuring out what we need to do to build it. You’ll be a critical member of a multi-disciplinary team contributing to our efforts to apply understandings of haptics, human perception, audio, input, computer vision, optics, display technology, and whatever else we dream up to create the ultimate AR Experiences. You will work closely with internal Oculus teams, external partners, and vendors to help: define requirements and deliverables, schedule and track project progress, coordinate with other internal teams, schedule shared resources, and manage partner relationships. To be successful, you will be eliminating barriers to your team’s success, clearly communicating their work to all stakeholders and ensuring the big picture stays in focus while delving into the details on specific issues. Ideal team members are adaptable and resilient, eager to attack unfamiliar problems with curiosity and tenacity, and able to use a light touch to find ways to help the team be more efficient.
Work in conjunction with internal and external teams to develop AR experiences that leverage and highlight the technology in our hardware prototypes.
Work with teams to identify scope, constraints, dependencies, and risks.
Develop project schedules to help them to complete experience prototypes, user studies, and technology transfer to product teams.
Ensure that the information your team needs is complete, current, accurate, and easy to find.
Recognize when further information is required and work to provide it.
Proactively identify technical, legal, procedural, logistical, and communication issues and drive creative solutions to fix them and manage risk.
Identify resources needed and work closely with team leaders to maintain full visibility of the project schedule and potential roadblocks.
Work with teams to alleviate project bottlenecks.
Coordinate communication between internal and external teams.
Drive deliverables from external partners and ensure that they have the information and resources needed to succeed.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field.
6+ years of experience as a program manager in experience development integrating with advances in technology.
Experience building and managing relationships with external partners, including writing statements of work, negotiating purchase agreements, and driving milestones and deliverables.
Ability to manage a high volume of small to medium sized projects.
Ability to understand and communicate technical information to non-experts.
Experience building, coordinating, and maintaining schedules across multiple teams, managing shared resources, and coordinating with a legal team on IP or similar issues.
Organizational and planning skills, with attention to detail.
Experience working with technical teams on multiple projects from concept to delivery
Interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and resolve conflicts.
Ability to operate autonomously across multiple teams
Track record of transitioning immature or emerging technologies into consumer products.
Experience managing experiences related to rapid prototyping projects.
Experience building experiences on top of newly emerging technologies.
Experience in experience development for research, incubation, or startups.
Experience working with a cross-disciplinary team of highly technical individuals, spanning both hardware and software development.